The latest version of the Volvo S60 Polestar is now available in South Africa in a limited run of just 45 units. Updated for the 2017 model year, the quickest road-going Volvo ever now sports a completely new drivetrain for enhanced performance and efficiency. Following in the footsteps of the original 3.0-litre version, of which only 28 were ever imported into South Africa, the new S60 Polestar acts as a halo model in the Volvo range. Engineered by Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance arm, the new S60 Polestar shares even more of its DNA with the company’s racing cars. The new 2.0-litre Drive-E turbocharged and supercharged petrol engine has been developed alongside a 1.6-litre version of the same engine which currently powers the Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 racing cars, which are piloted by Thed Björk and Robert Dahlgren in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Furthermore, the S60 polestar also shares its base chassis and engineering philosophy with the racing version. Thed Björk..
The new Volvo S90, the Swedish company’s flagship luxury sedan, will be making its way to South Africa. Due to be launched towards the end of 2016, the new Volvo S90 sets new benchmarks in comfort, luxury, technology, design, efficiency and semi-autonomous driving. The new Volvo S90, which is built on the company’s ground-breaking Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, builds on the strengths of the all-new XC90 and reimagines them for the large sedan segment. Absolute Swedish luxury – from the svelte and understated exterior design to the ultimately-comfortable interior – is the overriding S90 theme, matched by Volvo’s latest efficient powertrains and semi-autonomous driving technology. “After the all-new XC90 made an absolutely enormous impact across the globe – including winning the 2016 WesBank/ SAGMJ Car of the Year title here at home – the new S90 is a continuation of Volvo’s renaissance in South Africa and around the world,” says Greg Maruszewski, Managing Director at V..
Johannesburg – the all-new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine is now available in South Africa. The flagship of the local XC90 range, the new XC90 T8 Twin Engine brings Volvo Cars’ new electrification strategy to South African roads for the first time. “With the new XC90 T8 Twin Engine we are rewriting what is possible for plug-in hybrid vehicles,” says Volvo Car South Africa Managing Director, Greg Maruszewski. “Combining electric power and our turbo- and supercharged Drive-E powertrain with ultimate seven-seat SUV practicality and comfort, the XC90 T8 Twin Engine exudes class, sophistication and Swedish luxury while providing incomparable levels of fuel economy and ultra-low carbon emissions. Built on our Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, its full seven-seat configuration has been retained with no real impact on passenger or luggage space, while the power available from its petrol and electric engines bestows it with exceptional performance and efficiency.” With its two engines..